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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12966746
11/15/18 06:53 PM
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Just replaced my batteries on my F250, purchased Jan 2015

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12967430
11/16/18 01:59 PM
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2014 Ram 1500 bought in July 2014. Battery died April 2018. No signs of dying. Just died. Couldn't jump it either.

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12967577
11/16/18 03:53 PM
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Almost all batteries are now warranted for 3years. No prorating. And I have found they last about 3 years and a week.

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12967819
11/16/18 07:58 PM
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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12968013
11/16/18 11:46 PM
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This could have been a 40 year old thread, and the answers would have been pretty much the same. It doesn't seem like much progress has been made when it comes to automobile batteries lasting. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be.

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12968752
11/18/18 12:08 AM
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For what it's worth, I did have to replace the battery a couple weeks ago.


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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12971908
11/21/18 05:02 AM
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I bet the batteries in my 2015 GMC leave me stranded in the near future after reading this thread.

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Cmack] #12974757
11/24/18 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmack
When I retired in 2016, my 2007 F150 company truck still had the factory battery. That's 9 years folks!


My Mopar battery lasted 9 years, so I believe you. I replaced it with an Optima & it lasted about 3 years. I was very disappointed. Went to Autozone & they sold me one of their store batteries with a 3 year replacement warranty. They also installed it for me free. We will see how that works out.

My wife's battery in her car is 4 years old & still like new. She is currently shopping for a new car & I hope the battery lasts a few more days.





Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12976413
11/26/18 04:30 PM
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Who else remembers the old, put an aspirin in each cell to rejuvenate the battery ?


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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #12977940
11/28/18 01:14 AM
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My car diesel's computer tells me my battery voltage is low if I let it sit for more than two days without driving it.

I'm going to replace it soon with a battery I've assembled from Lithium cells. Not for the weight as much as for just experimenting. The battery should last longer than I will.

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Allison1] #12978554
11/28/18 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Allison1
My car diesel's computer tells me my battery voltage is low if I let it sit for more than two days without driving it.

I'm going to replace it soon with a battery I've assembled from Lithium cells. Not for the weight as much as for just experimenting. The battery should last longer than I will.

if I owned a diesel I would not worry about weight


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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #13002435
12/22/18 02:34 PM
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I just change them out at 5 years. Figured I got my life out of it.

Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #13018557
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Ford Super Duty... the Motorcraft batteries have gone out just at about 3 years on the last three sets. Two per change out (diesel) so I'm used to it. I've been fortunate that the last two went out just before the 3 yr replacement warranty expires.

The Interstates in our other truck haven't done any better.

The AGM batteries that I have in another (seldom driven) vehicle gets a battery tender on it and it's gone on 7 years now. Just don't know how long it will hold a charge off the tender this old.


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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #13025720
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Re: Life expectancy of new truck battery? [Re: Uncle Zeek] #13041652
01/25/19 05:22 PM
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07 tundra battery lasted 160,000 miles or 5-6 years.
17 Tundra battery lasted 35,000 miles 1 1/2 years.
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